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Subject: Thrillers by Mary Burton
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 2:55 PM ET
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Are the latest MYSTERY books by Mary Burton. I highly recommend them both. Below are Editorial Reviews and Product Description for "Dead Ringer."  If you enjoy good mysteries, you will enjoy these two book.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
A taut race to identify and apprehend the person who is killing look-alikes of popular Richmond, Va., TV anchorwoman Kendall Shaw is enhanced with a dash of sexual tension plus generous handfuls of emotional baggage. After two women who resemble Kendall are found dead, it's clear that sooner or later the killer will directly target the aggressive newscaster. As homicide detective Jacob Warwick, who saw Kendall at her most vulnerable after rescuing her from an insane kidnapper, struggles with his attraction to her, he also needs to simultaneously protect her and keep her sharp reporter's instincts away from police business, all while she denies that she's in danger or needs any help. With a gift for artful obfuscation, Burton juggles a budding romance and two very plausible might-be perpetrators right up to the tense conclusion. (Nov.)
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Product Description
Beside each body, he leaves a simple charm bearing a woman's name. Ruth, Martha, Judith. The victims were strangers to each other, but they have been chosen with the utmost care. Each bears a striking resemblance to Kendall Shaw, a local anchorwoman...each brutally strangled by a madman whose obsession will never end...In front of the cameras, Kendall is the picture of stylish confidence. But at night she's haunted by nightmares in which she is young, alone, and filled with fear. Are these memories - or omens? Despite warnings from Richard Detective Jacob Warwick, Kendall can't stop investigating the recent string of murders. She knows she holds the key to catching an obsessed psychopath - if he doesn't get to her first...The deeper Kendall and Jacob dig into the victims' backgrounds, the more terrifying the discoveries. For from the shadows of the past, a legacy of evil has resurfaced. Every murder, every moment has been leading to Kendall. And this time, nothing will stop the killer making her his final victim...
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 3:37 PM ET
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I loved both of these!

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 1:49 AM ET
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Hi Lori,

I thought they were great too!!!

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 9:45 AM ET
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I saw the movie "Dead Ringer" in the 80s. It starred Jeremy Irons and Somebody (Katherine?) Bujold. It was the creepiest movie I've ever seen. **shudder**. I've not read the book but maybe I should!
Date Posted: 2/26/2009 1:22 PM ET
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I remember that movie Jeremy Irons played  twin gynecologists. And Genevieve Bujold played Claire. Wow - that was a really thrilling movie.

There was another Dead Ringer made back in the sixties that was supposed to be a real thriller too.

I think that you would enjoy the book Dead Ringer.

My best to you.